The commander of the IRGC’s Quds Force has said that taking on ISIL is equal to securing national interests.
Commander of the Islamic Revolution Guard Corps’ Quds Force Major General Ghasem Soleimani defended taking action against Daesh [the Arabic term for ISIL] terrorists.
Addressing a local gathering to mark the liberation anniversary of Khorramshahr during the Saddam-imposed war (1980-1988), the general stressed that fighting the terrorist group is equal to securing national interests.
The group – whose terrorists slaughter human beings like sheep as they chant religious slogans – poses a major threat, he added.
Soleimani also cautioned against misrepresenting the national interests by those who attempt to score domestic political gains.